Joseph Spector, New York City State Team
Released 7: 30 p.m. ET June 27, 2020| Upgraded 7: 32 p.m. ET June 27, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced March 17, 2020, that the state would provide paid sick leave for those impacted by coronavirus.
New York City State Team
ALBANY – Do not go to a state with a high COVID-19, come back to New york city and expect to make money sick leave advantages.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Saturday that removes the paid sick leave securities for New York employees who voluntarily take a trip to high-risk states after June 25.
” If we are going to keep the progress we have actually seen, we need everybody to take individual responsibility,” Cuomo said in a declaration.
” That’s why I’m releasing an executive order that says any New York staff member who willingly travels to a high-risk state will not be eligible for the COVID securities we produced under paid sick leave.”
The order is the latest crackdown by Cuomo to avoid a surge in coronavirus in New York as its infection rates have been at record lows, but have struck record highs in parts of the South and West.
On Wednesday, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut agreed to carry out a 14- day quarantine on anybody checking out from 9 states with high rates of COVID-19
The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington Utah and Texas. California and a number of other states are also expected to be added to the state.
Function reversal: NY, NJ, Conn. direct out-of-state tourists to quarantine since of COVID-19
Travel to the same states will lead New Yorkers to have to forgo COVID-19 paid sick leave that Cuomo and the state Legislature approved March 17
The criteria for a state to make the list is a favorable test rate greater than 10 per 100,000 homeowners or greater than a 10%test positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
The sick-leave order does not use if the worker travels for work or at the employer’s demand, Cuomo said in a press release.
The order broadens on a mandate earlier this year that made New Yorkers ineligible for paid authorized leave if they take a trip to a country with a level two or three travel health notification from the Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance.
For employees in the economic sector who need to take mandatory or preventive quarantines or seclusion since of COVID-19 exposure, the Legislature passed a law to offer paid authorized leave with different advantages depending on the size of the employer:
- Companies with 10 or fewer workers and a net income less than $1 million need to supply job security for the duration of the quarantine order and ensure their workers access to Paid Family Leave and impairment advantages, including wage replacement for their wages as much as $150,000
- Companies with 11 to 99 workers and employers with 10 or less employees and an earnings greater than $1 million should offer a minimum of 5 days of paid sick leave, job protection and guarantee the very same benefits.
- Companies with 100 or more workers, in addition to all public employers, need to provide at least 14 days of paid authorized leave and guarantee task protection throughout of the quarantine order.
The order Saturday was revealed together with an instruction from Cuomo to have the state Department of Health investigate COVID-19 direct exposure at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, Westchester County, throughout a high school graduation ceremony earlier this month.
An attendee has actually evaluated positive for the virus and since then, 4 others tested favorable.
” As we are seeing in other states who resumed rapidly, the pandemic is far from over and we need remain vigilant,” Cuomo stated.
Joseph Spector is the New york city state editor for the USA TODAY Network. He can be reached at JSPECTOR@Gannett.com or followed on Twitter: @GannettAlbany
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